Air NZ Completes Sydney Lounge Refurbishment

Air New Zealand has completed the refurbishment of its Sydney Airport lounge with Auckland, Brisbane and Queenstown to follow as part of a $40 million lounge refurbishment program.

“The key thing for us though is making sure we had a quality facility for our customers and something which was appropriate for the number of flights and our brand in this market”, said Cam Wallace, Air NZ chief sales and commercial officer.

The new Sydney lounge, designed in partnership with US-based architectural firm Gensler, offers seating for nearly 300 customers with 14 different seating types from lounge chairs to long benches and quiet nooks.

Highlights of the 1500 sqm lounge are the theatre kitchen with two chefs preparing food in the open, a new food cafe as well as a glass-backed bar that looks out onto the airfield, which serves coffee during the day and cocktails at night.

The newly refurbished Air New Zealand International Lounge at Sydney Airport is located on level two of the international terminal.

Article Source: Australian Aviation, May 22, 2015.

Image Source: Architecture Now


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